Maryam Horiyat, DDS . AIAOMT . IABDM

27652 Crown Valley Pkwy Mission Viejo, CA 92691

GUM RECESSION & PINHOLE TECHNIQUE

Bring Life Back to Your Smile with the Best Periodontists and Modern Technology!

A BREAKTHROUGH TREATMENT FOR GUM RECESSION

Have you noticed that you have lost some gum tissues? It is not your imagination. Receding gums (gingival recession) are an unfortunate symptom of periodontal disease and can be the result of many other factors and traumas such as crooked teeth, bruxism, or overly aggressive tooth brushing. When recession of the gingiva occurs, the body loses a natural defense against both bacterial penetration and trauma. Gum recession causes the tooth root to be exposed and often results in root sensitivity to hot and cold foods as well as unsightly appearance of the gum and tooth, which ultimately leads to root caries and gouging.

While restoring your receding gums may not strike you as critical to your health, your gums do provide you with a barrier to infection and decay that should be repaired by gum grafting as soon as possible for optimal oral and overall health. Gum grafting will cover the exposed roots to protect them from decay, help reduce tooth sensitivity, and improve the aesthetics of your smile. Whether you have a gum graft to improve function or aesthetics, you’ll probably receive the benefits of a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health.

When significant gum recession is a problem and reaches the mucosa, gum reconstruction using grafting techniques at Aria Dental with our board-certified periodontists is your best option to achieve your new beautiful smile. We invite you to call us (949) 364-9600  or to book your consultation appointment.

GUM RECESSION & GUM GRAFTING

Gum Recession

Gum recession refers to the loss of the gum tissue along the gum line. This can occur as a result of periodontal disease (gingivitis or periodontitis), crooked or misaligned teeth, the natural aging process, abrasive habits when it comes to brushing or flossing the teeth.
When gingivitis goes untreated, gum disease (also called periodontitis) will cause gums to pull away from the teeth, leaving deep pockets where bacteria can grow and damage the bone that supports the teeth. Gums can also shrink back from the teeth, making the teeth look longer. Teeth may then become loose, fall out, or have to be pulled out by a dentist.

Do You Have Gum Recession?

Gum recession does not happen overnight. You may not even notice that your gums have receded, as it is a very slow, gradual process. However, without a gum tissue graft, recession can have a detrimental effect on the health and function of your teeth. If you have been diagnosed with gingivitis or periodontal disease, it is important to notice if:

Why Should Gum Recession Be Taken Seriously?

When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means that tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gum line and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness.

Before & After of Gum Grafting

REASONS for Gum Recession

Every case of gum recession is slightly different, thus, there are various treatments available. The nature of the problems which originated recession needs to be addressed first.

Periodontal (Gum) Treatments

LANAP® Laser Periodontal Therapy

Ozone / Oxygen Therapy

Laser Dentistry

TREATMENTS FOR GUM RECESSION

After addressing the cause of the gingival recession, two excellent procedures can be performed by a  periodontist to restore the natural symmetry of the gum and make the smile aesthetically more beautiful.

  1. Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (PST)
  2. Connective Tisue Grafting (CTG)
What Is the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (PST)? The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Our periodontist who is certified in Pinhole Surgical Technique uses specialized instruments to make a small hole in your gum and add collagen materials which stabilizes the area of gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, this new method of PST™ is simple, scalpel-free, and suture-free procedure. PST™ was developed and patented by John Chao, D.D.S.
How Does the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique Differ from Traditional Gum Grafting? Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft-tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gum line. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed.
While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™.

What Is the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (PST)?

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Our periodontist who is certified in Pinhole Surgical Technique uses specialized instruments to make a small hole in your gum and add collagen materials which stabilizes the area of gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, this new method of PST™ is simple, scalpel-free, and suture-free procedure. PST™ was developed and patented by John Chao, D.D.S.

How Does the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique Differ from Traditional Gum Grafting?

Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft-tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gum line. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed.

While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™.

CONNECTIVE TISSUE GRAFTING (CTG)

Gingival grafts, also known as gum grafting, is a common periodontal procedure performed by an American Board-Certified Periodontics. Although it sounds frightening, the procedure is commonly performed with excellent results. 

BENEFITS OF GINGIVAL GRAFTING

Gum grafting is a common periodontal procedure. Although it sounds frightening, the procedure is commonly performed with excellent results. The major benefits are:

BENEFITS OF PINHOLE SURGICAL TECHNIQUE™

Non-Invasive

Instant Improvement

Incision and Suture-Free

No Scalpels or Blades

No Donor Tissue Needed

Excellent, Natural-Looking, Long-Lasting Results.

One Visit for Multiple Areas

Most Common Types of Gum Grafting:

A gum graft also known as gingival graft or periodontal plastic surgery is a collective name for surgical periodontal procedures that aim to cover an exposed tooth root surface with grafted oral tissue. The most common type of gum grafting is:

Pinhole Surgical Technique

INVISALIGN®

Ozone Therapy

METAL-FREE ZIRCONIA IMPLANTS

PERIODONTAL THERAPY

OCCLUSAL (BITE) CORRECTION

GUM LASER THERAPY

NIGHTGUARDS (BRUXISM)

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